SAN FRANCISCO -- A man who led police on a car chase from Daly City and pointed a gun at officers before he was fatally shot over the weekend has been identified as Aaron Sawyer, 23, a San Francisco Medical Examiner's office spokesman said Monday.

Sawyer, whose address was not known by the coroner's office, was one of four people killed in separate Bay Area police-involved shootings over the weekend. The other incidents, which occurred over a 27-hour period, took place in Hayward, Union City and San Jose.

The chase began about 12:30 a.m., Saturday when Daly City police spotted a stolen car and pursued it into San Francisco. Daly City police ended the chase on Highway 280 at southbound Highway 101, but San Francisco police saw the car on San Bruno Avenue a short time later.

The driver brandished a gun at officers during the pursuit, police reported. The driver, still armed with a handgun, and a passenger abandoned the vehicle while it was still moving at the intersection of Hester Avenue and Bayshore Boulevard.

As Daly City and San Francisco police approached the driver, he raised his gun, according to San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi. A Daly City officer fired at the suspect and struck him in the torso.

The suspect later died.

The passenger in the car, a 20-year-old man, surrendered to police without incident. No one else was reported injured. Police have not identified the passenger and as of Monday he had not been charged, said San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak.


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The other three people killed in officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area were all men whose identities had not been released as of early Monday afternoon.

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